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The (Un)Official PS4 Unboxing Video | Greatness Awaits... Probably

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Games consoles, Playstation 4, PS4, Sony, Videos

The (Un)Official PS4 Unboxing Video | Greatness Awaits... Probably

a.k.a. The ONLY PS4 Unboxing Vid To Feature Pink Marigolds, Inception Horns, and a Poetry Recital

Sony's official unboxing video was a thing of hammy brilliance, so it's perhaps no surprise that when we came to make our own, we took lashings of inspiration from Yoshida and co.

That's right folks, next-gen (current-gen now I suppose) is finally here, and Sony kindly sent us a PS4 unit and some titles to review. Naturally, the first thing we did was take some pointers from our wonderful community, strap on some gloves, and give Sony's latest console the unboxing treatment.

BEHOLD! Greatness awaits! Maybe.

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PS4 Trailer Gives Us An Eleventh-Hour Hardware Tour

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Hype, Playstation 4, PS4, Sony, trailer

PS4 Trailer Gives Us An Eleventh-Hour Hardware Tour

Sony's latest PlayStation 4 trailer recaps what to expect from their slanty black box, or more specifically, from the hardware housed within. Expect plenty of languid close-up shots, rakish camera angles and callouts touting the console's impressive specifications; all set to some soothing music.

The PS4 launches on November 29th here in the UK, in case you didn't know. Who's hyped?

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PS4 Hype Train Spawns Amusing Commercial And New Community Site

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Playstation 4, PS4, Sony, trailer

All aboard! The next-gen hype train is well and truly rolling, with Sony now raising the stakes thanks to a new television commercial and community 'Greatness Awaits' website. You can hit the latter through the link and watch the former above, which (shock horror!) is actually rather amusing and effective... relatively speaking. At least it's a far cry from the creepy PS3 adverts and utterly detestable PSP TV spots.

The PS4 launches on November 29th in the UK, in case you didn't know.

Get Hands-On With PS4 & Xbox One At Gadget Show Live @ Christmas

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Gadget Show Live @ Christmas, Hands-On, Playstation 4, Xbox One

Get Hands-On With PS4 & Xbox One At Gadget Show Live @ ChristmasThree Weeks Before Their Release

The battle between the industry's two console behemoths is really starting to heat up at the moment, and many gamers are still trying to decide which way they will be going at the end of November, so any opportunity to get hands-on with the PS4 and Xbox One is certainly worthy of note. If you missed the chance to try out both consoles at this year's Eurogamer Expo you've got another opportunity next month at the Gadget Show Live @ Christmas, where both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One will be on the show floor with a selection of launch titles available to help consumers make that all-important purchase decision.

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PS4 Graphics Comparison Shows Years Of Visual Evolution

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Next-gen, Playstation 4, PS4, Sony

PlayStation Access have released a new video touting the PS4's graphical grunt, which takes a look at how graphics have improved and evolved since the PSOne era. This will likely be the tip of a publicity iceberg since Sony are planning on discussing PS4 release details and announcements during tomorrow's press conference.

The next generation is so close you can practically smell it. It smells like... polygons.

PS4: UK Retailers Warn That New Pre-Orders May Not Be Fulfilled At Launch

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Playstation 4, Pre-orders, PS4, Sony

PS4: UK Retailers Warn That New Pre-Orders May Not Be Fulfilled At Launch

Sony has informed two major British retailers that, starting today, PS4 pre-orders cannot be guaranteed to ship at launch.

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The Sunday Seven: How the PS4 Could Win Next-Gen

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Console wars, game industry, Playstation 4, PS4, PS4 games, Sony, The Sunday Seven

The Sunday Seven: How the PS4 Could Win Next-Gen

Last week, I looked at how Microsoft could come out on top in the next-gen console wars despite their initial self-inflicted setbacks. So it’s only fair that I give the same treatment to Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4. Both consoles are going to release around the same period, just in time for the Christmas madness. We’ve not had consoles launch head-to-head for generations, which means we’re going to see a real fight between the two. Ring that bell Mr. Shopkeeper. It’s so on.

The Sunday Seven: How the PS4 Could Win Next-Gen

PlayStation Plus

The only downside to PlayStation Plus is the size of your hard-drive. Sony wants to fill it with quality every month. This month alone subscribers were given Battlefield 3, Saints Row The Third, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, Unit 13 and more.

Microsoft have started giving freebies away with Gold subs too. This month Xbox 360 gamers got Defense Grid and the promised ancients of Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed II are still nowhere to be seen. Frankly, it’s a bit embarrassing watching Microsoft try to defend their free tripe.

Yes, PS4 will require a PS+ subscription to play online, but when one subscription covers players for free games on PS3, Vita and PS4, they’d be mad not have one anyway.

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Sony's Cerny Hopes Playstation Legacy Can One Day Rival Nintendo's

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Gamelab 2013, Mark Cerny, Nintendo, Playstation 4, Sony

Sony's Cerny Hopes Playstation Legacy Can One Day Rival Nintendo's

Sony's Mark Cerny expressed his desire for Sony to one day have the kind of enduring legacy that Nintendo are enjoying, discussing the importance of having a longevity in a core group of individuals at the heart of both companies during his keynote speech at Gamelab earlier today.

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New PS Plus Video Tells You "All You Need To Know"

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
Tags:
Planetside 2, Playstation 4, Playstation Plus, PS4

Confused about Playstation Plus? Don't be. A new video from Playstation Access has delivered all of the points you need to know, and also highlighted DC Universe Online and the frankly superb Planetside 2 as two F2P games that won't require a PS Plus subscription to play online.

Given that Planetside 2 is amazing, free, and unrestricted, we just got even more aroused excited.

Sony's Tretton: Used Games "Create Value"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Jack Tretton, Playstation 4, Pre-owned games, PS4, Sony

SCEA boss Jack Tretton has discussed his company's publicly pro-consumer attitude, speaking about the importance of ownership and flexibility, suggesting that the used games market creates value for consumers.

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PS4 Gets The Interactive 3D Treatment

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Playstation 4, PS4, Sony

PS4 Gets The Interactive 3D Treatment

Sketchfab are hosting an interactive model of the PS4 and its controller, which you can pan around, zoom into and otherwise enjoy to your heart's content. As far as we can tell, the "P" in PS4 stands for Parallelogram.

Check it out through the link or after the break, and definitely let us know what you make of Sony's next-gen console.

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PS4 Specs & Pack-Ins Confirmed - PlayStation Camera Sold Separately

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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E3 2013, Playstation 4, PlayStation Camera, PS4, Sony

PS4 Specs & Pack-Ins Confirmed - PlayStation Camera Sold Separately

Sony has issued details on what to expect for the £349.99 PlayStation 4 price. You'll get a 500GB hard drive, DualShock 4 and cabling for your money, but the PlayStation Camera has to be bought separately for an additional £44. It's not a core part of the experience, but it brings up the price to nearly £395 if you want to make the most of the DualShock 4's motion control functionality. Could this extra optional expense affect your buying decision?

Check out the full list of specs, pack-ins and some more shots of the slanted console below.

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Kingdom Hearts III Revealed For PS4

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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E3 2013, JRPG, Kingdom Hearts III, Playstation 4, PS4 games, Sony E3 2013 Press Conference, Square Enix

Kingdom Hearts III Revealed For PS4

After years of prequels, tie-ins and obfuscations, Square Enix has finally revealed Kingdom Hearts III for PlayStation 4. That's all we really know beyond a short reveal trailer, but it feels good to finally get some official confirmation after a seven-year wait.

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PS4: PlayStation Plus Required For Online Multiplayer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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multiplayer, Playstation 4, Playstation Plus, PS4, Sony, Sony E3 2013 Press Conference

PS4: PlayStation Plus Required For Online Multiplayer

Just in case you missed it, a new press release makes it official: you'll need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to play PS4 games online. It's a controversial U-turn for the company (hidden within some showmanlike one-upmanship during the press conference), though the subscription is already paying for itself in perks.

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COMMENT | Sony E3 Press Conference Impressions

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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E3 2013, Playstation 4, PS4, Sony, Sony E3 2013 Press Conference

The Sony press conference for this year is done and dusted, and we'll have a detailed Game Buzz for you after some sleep, dealing with all of the reveals from today, but here are some immediate reactions from the team and the community on Sony's presser...

Matt

COMMENT | Sony E3 Press Conference Impressions

Let's quickly recap: no new draconian policies dictating what you can or can't do with the games that you've bought; no regulation on used games; no online requirement for the PS4; no licensing palaver or need to register online every day; indies can self-publish on PS4; Playstation Plus will be required to play online on PS4, but the service is being expanded, and you'll get DriveClub for free.

And it costs £349/$399.

This was a press conference that, admittedly after some box-ticking waffle, got down to continuing the message Sony had delivered back in February. This wasn't a press conference of antagonism, we weren't presented with a product and forced to #dealwithit, Sony couched the PS4 specific terms, as if to say "Hey, we're listening," before Andrew House almost started issuing battle cries towards the end.

The epic swathe of indie games did it for me, along with the phrase "self-publish" which shows that Sony have faith in creatives as much as consumers. Final Fantasy XV sent shivers down my spine and did, for the first time ever, the extended look at Destiny. No, they're not necessarily exclusives, but Sony made them sparkle. Same goes for the intriguing appearance from The Elder Scrolls Online.

The one bum note was perhaps the mandatory PS Plus subscription for PS4 owners looking to play online but given the expanded opportunities and massively increased server-side considerations that this next generationwill surely usher in, that's perhaps to be expected. Quite frankly, if you're a PS3/Vita owner and not on PS Plus already, the joke's on you.

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PlayStation 4 Costs £349.99

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Playstation 4, PS4, RRP, Sony, Sony E3 2013 Press Conference

PlayStation 4 Costs £349.99

Sony has officially confirmed that the PS4 will retail at £349.99 in the UK.

For the record, this is £80 less than the Xbox One.

Discuss.

CONFIRMED: PS4 Will Not Restrict Used Games, Has No Online Requirement

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Playstation 4, Pre-owned games, PS4, Sony E3 2013 Press Conference, Used games

CONFIRMED: PS4 Will Not Restrict Used Games, Has No Online Requirement

Well, Sony just killed it.

Sony's Jack Tretton jas just confirmed that the PS4 will feature no used game regulation whatsoever, using the same pre-owned model we currently enjoy. "We believe in the model that people invest in today," he stated, somewhat smugly. "When people buy a PS4 disc, they can trade it in, lend it to a friend or keep it forever."

He also took somewhat obvious joy in confirming that there's no online check-in requirement, and games can be played offline without restriction or penalty.

However, it appears that PlayStation Plus subscription might be required for online play. We're looking into it.

So The PS4 Looks Like...

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Playstation 4, PS4, Sony E3 2013 Press Conference

So The PS4 Looks Like...

...this. I feel like I should type in italics from now on.

We'll be getting more photos of Sony's slanty console soon. Watch this space, and let us know what you make of it!

So The PS4 Looks Like...

So The PS4 Looks Like...

DriveClub Dev Diary Kicks Off "Coversations With Creators" Series

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Dev Diary, DriveClub, E3 2013, Evolution Studios, Playstation 4, Sony

DriveClub Dev Diary Kicks Off "Coversations With Creators" Series

We apparently haven't be subject to enough hype yet, as Sony have released the first in a series of videos that give a behind the scenes look at some of the upcoming games for the PlayStation 4. Titled "Conversations With Creators," the first developers to step up are Evolution Studios, giving us a bit of insight into their upcoming driving game DriveClub. You can see it for yourself after the jump.

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PlanetSide 2 & DC Universe Online Confirmed for PlayStation 4

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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DC Universe Online, E3 2013, Free to play, MMO, MMORPGs, PC games, Planetside 2, Playstation 4, Sony Online Entertainment

Free To Play MMOs To Appear On Next-Gen Console

It was hinted at in several tweets in recent months, but now we have been officially told that Free-To-Play MMOFPS PlanetSide 2 will be making its way onto the PlayStation 4. More news will be coming at Sony’s E3 press conference, but for now we’ve been given yet another kick-ass trailer to marvel over, which you can see above. In addition to this, superhero MMO DC Universe Online will also be making the transition to the upcoming console, whilst support for the PS3 and PC versions will continue

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